It’s not what you’ve got, it’s what you use that makes a difference. ~ Zig Ziglar
As my daughter and I got in our vehicle to leave a busy Chicago parking lot last week-end, the vehicle would not start. While the engine turned over twice, that was it – no more juice in the battery. Dead and done. We looked at each other and I immediately recalled a conversation with my son over his battery incident a few weeks ago when the person he found to help him was a “cowboy in a pick-up truck.”
My daughter suggested we call AAA.
And I suggested, let’s look for a cowboy in a pick-up truck. That’s what your brother did and he had great success.
She looked at me like I was losing it.
While we didn’t see any cowboys, we did see a Chevy blazer with a guy wearing a hunting cap.
About 20 feet in front of us.
Wondering if you have any jumper cables, I inquired?
Doubt it, but let me check.
His check produced a mini-pair.
Hooked up the jumper cables.
Vehicle turned over instantly.
There you go, the guy in the hunting cap said.
What do we owe you for your help?
Not a thing, he stated. Happy to help.
As this holiday season gets underway, there is no better time than now to show your gratitude and appreciation to those who go the extra mile to help.
Maybe it’s the guy in the hunting cap in the Chevy Blazer in the crazy busy parking lot in Chicago who took time out to help.
Maybe it is your colleague who pitches in when the project overwhelms you.
Maybe it is the recruiter or HR manager who goes out of their way to give you job search ideas.
Maybe it is the person who serves you your latte every morning who smiles at you even on days when you don’t smile back.
Maybe it is your friend who is working three jobs to make things work, yet still listens to you and your stories, regardless of how tired he is.
There are amazing people who are willing to go out of their way to help you succeed and get you where you want to go. They are here, there and everywhere.
Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude. ~ Zig Ziglar